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new mexico. >> you are going up to a hostile environment. >> reporter: do you think you're ready for that? >> i know mi ready for that. because i have been trained the last five years. >> reporter: baumgartner a 43-year-old austrian and elite skydiver will rise before day break in a capsule lifted by a helium balloon 55 stories tall. the ascent will take three hours. temperatures will fall as low as minus 70 degrees. when he jumps baumgartner wearing a pressurized suit will be in freefall for five minute, top speed could hit 700 miles per hour and with become the first human in freefall to break the speed of sound. >> nobody can tell me what happens to the human body in freefall flying at supersonic speed so even if we have been testing a lot and rehearse, the last couple of years, we are not going to know the answer until we do it for real. >> i'm the only person in the world that knows what he is going through within jose kittinger held the sky die record since 1960 when the air force captain jumped from 102,000 feet, that's 19 miles up. kittinger, now 84, is helping train baum
news." >> and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. in the sky over new mexico today a man jumped from 24 miles up and broke the sound barrier on the way down. a first. felix baumgartner broke that barrier by more than 100 miles an hour, then landed with ease. with details, here's mark strassmann. >> reporter: felix baumgartner climbed into the strat sphere more than 24 miles above new mexico's desert. the 43-year-old austrian skydiver was about to become a human missile and plunge farther and fast never freefall than anyone in history. >> everything is in the green, doing great. >> reporter: his ascent had landed two and a half hours, in a capsule hoisted by a 55 story helium balloon, rising 1,000 feet a minute. the only hitch, baumgartner's viser foingd up when his helmet's heater stopped working. >> this is getting serious, joe. >> i do not think i have safe feeting -- -- heating. >> joe kittinger was the voice in his ear. >> there it, there is the world out there. >> reporter: in 1960 kittinger, then an air force captain set the freefall record with a dive from 102,000 feet. he spe
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